Annual Report and Sustainability Report 2019


Board of Directors



    Born: 1954

    Position: Self-employed, Chairman and member of several Boards

    Education: Master in Economics (Cand.oecon) by the University of Oslo (1978)

    Relevant experience: 30 years of experience from business and politics, including the position as State Secretary, Minister for Fisheries and Minister for Petroleum and Energy. Broad experience in Board-work, strategy and analysis. Worked 23 years in Hydro, the last 9 years as CEO.

    Member of the Board since: 2017

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 0

    Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Member of the Advisory Board of Stena Group, Chairman of the Board of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess' Foundation, Constructor Group AS, Anaxo Capital AS and AS Backe. Non-executive Director of Globeleq Ltd.


    Deputy chair

    Born: 1951.

    Position: Managing Partner Norway, Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Company AS. 

    Education: Engineer Exam at the University of Bergen (1974),IT studies, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology USA (1980/1981).

    Other: Eight years as Cabinet Minister, City Chief Commissioner and Mayor in Bergen, 20 years in the IT business. 

    Member of the Board since: 2015. 

    Committee: Compensation Committee

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 0. 

    Directorship outside of KONGSBERG: Member of the Board of Bergen Art Association, Deputy Chair of the Board of Nordhordland helsehus IKS.



    Born: 1963

    Position: Managing Partner MKOLD and owner of Kold Invest AS

    Education: Master of Science, University of Trondheim (1990), Nordic Industrial Research Education (1995), Dr.Scient./PhD - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1995), Solstrand Program (2000), Board of Directors Program NHO (2004) and Dr. Oecon./PhD, BI (2007)

    Relevant experience: 20 years' experience in Management and Business Development and broad academic background with doctor's degree in both technical and business strategical subjects.

    Member of the board since: 2017

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 1400 (Through Kold Invest AS owned 50% by Martha Kold Bakkevig)

    Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Board member of BW LPG ASA, Borregaard ASA, Haugaland Kraft, Reach Subsea ASA and Incus Investor ASA.


    (employee elected)

    Born: 1967

    Position: Security in Kongsberg Teknologipark

    Education: Commerce and office. Certificate in security.

    Relevant experience: Owner of Ltd

    Member of the board since: 2017

    Been with the group since: 2005

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 3 024

    Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Chairman of the board in Ltd



    Born: 1957

    Position: CEO of Borregaard ASA

    Education: Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration, Bergen (1980)

    Special Experience: Been employed by Borregaard since 1990, since 1999 as CEO and former CFO and EVP for the Fine Chemicals division. Former CFO at Bjølsen Valsemølle og Hafslund's US-Business

    Member of the board since: 2019

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 1 400

    Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Deputy Chair of Inspiria Science Center AS, former board member of Sampo Group, Elkem and Tomra (Deputy Chairman) and Chairman of the Norwegian Industry.



    Born: 1969.

    Position: Executive Director Technology, Arendals Fossekompani ASA.

    Education: Norwegian Institute of Technology (1991), Electric power.

    Member of the Board since: 2013.

    Committee: Audit committee

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 0.

    Directorships outside KONGSBERG: Arendals Water Resources Usage Community, Markedskraft and Flumill.


    (employee elected)

    Born: 1958

    Position: Senior Engineer R&D, Simulation, Kongsberg Digital.

    Education: Civil engineer from NTH 1981. Educational education for civil engineer 1982

    Relevant experience:  Employee representative in Tekna Bekkajordet for around 25 years. Management group for pension and active participant in the pension projects in KOG - 2002, 2007 and 2016.

    Directorships outside KONGSBERG: None

    Member of the Board since: 2017.

    Year of employment: 1987

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 2 862


    (employee elected)

    Born: 1957. 

    Position: Senior Project Engineer, Kongsberg Defence Systems.

    Education: Engineer, Kongsberg Ingeniørhøgskole.

    Member of the Board since: 2009.

    Committee: Audit committee

    Been with the Group since: 1979.

    Number of shares in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA: 0.

    Directorship outside of KONGSBERG: The Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists (NITO). Board member of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.

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